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Nov 17, 2022–Mar 20, 2023

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its next community exhibition, Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition. Adult and teen artists are invited to submit artwork inspired by their own holiday traditions and expressing what the spirit of the season means to them.

Enjoy unique offerings for your group’s next celebration, off-site, or team-building activity at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Our renowned team has developed a variety of engaging in-person and virtual activities so your group can focus on having fun.

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most inspirational event and meeting venues. The breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, coupled with the natural beauty of the surroundings, embrace this unique venue in the charm of San Francisco.

For additional information and pricing, please contact our Events Manager at 415.345.6837 or events@wdfmuseum.org.

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Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 3 | 10:30am–noon PT

“Do you want to build a snowman?” In this wintery Studio Series, the snowman builds itself! From Frosty the Snowman (1969) to Olaf from Disney’s Frozen (2013), we examine how these whimsical, circular beings have been animated on-screen. Join us as we use animation principles such as weight and

Talks
Sat, Dec 3 | 1pm

Join us for a conversation with the executive team at Baobab Studios about their journey to inspire its audience to dream, evoke a sense of wonder, and tell stories that matter. Moderated by Public Programs Manager Tracie Timmer, the conversation includes CEO and Co-Founder Maureen Fan, Chief

Special Events
Sat, Dec 3 | All Day

Reserved tickets for SF Free Museum Weekend sold out. Limited tickets available by walk-up only.


Celebrate the reawakening and revitalization of a city that has long championed creativity, experimentation, and innovation. San Francisco Free Museum Weekend is a collaborative initiative that

Nov 17, 2022–Mar 20, 2023

The Walt Disney Family Museum is honored to host Chris Miller: Kaleidoscope, a new exhibition of recent works by painter Chris Miller, grandson of Walt Disney. This vibrant collection consists of abstract paintings of both large- and small-scale that Chris created over this past year, complemented

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 3 | 1–2:30pm PT

“Do you want to build a snowman?” In this wintery Studio Series, the snowman builds itself! From Frosty the Snowman (1969) to Olaf from Disney’s Frozen (2013), we examine how these whimsical, circular beings have been animated on-screen. Join us as we use animation principles such as weight and

Films
Sat & Sun, Nov 5–27 | 2pm

In November, we remember the importance of family with holidays including Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving. Join us for a month-long screening of Disney and Pixar’s Coco (2017), a film about a young boy finding balance between following his dreams and honoring his heritage.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 17 | 1–2:30pm PT

During the month of December, many people give gifts to their loved ones. Luckily, there are a few magical assistants who show up once a year to offer their help: elves. Join us for this jolly workshop, where we delve into the role of elves in holiday-themed television and film, then animate a gift

Department: Education                                   Location: San Francisco  

Reports to: Education Studio Manager         Status: Full Time 

Date: November 2022                                      Hours: 40 Hours, possible nights and weekends

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt                                Rate: $20–23/hour (DOE)

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Films
Sat, Dec 10 | 2pm

Celebrate the holiday season with us on Saturday, December 10 for a special members-only screening of Christmas with Walt Disney. In Christmas with Walt Disney, directed and produced by Don Hahn exclusively for the museum, Diane Disney Miller shares holiday stories about her father—at work and at

Special Events
Sat & Sun, Dec 10–11
See below for store discount details

To show our appreciation, members will receive an additional 10% discount on any in-store or online merchandise purchases made Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.

Field Trips
Available by reservation
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm

In this workshop, students will learn the history of Audio-Animatronics® technology during the early 1960s. This hands-on activity will challenge students to collaboratively work in teams to navigate a Sphero SPRK robot through trial and error, using math-based calculations and computer block

Field Trips
Available by reservation
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm

Before flips books, stop-motion films, and computer animated movies, zoetropes were created as a form of animation technology from the early 1800s. A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion through a sequence of drawings. In this workshop, students will learn about the early forms

Field Trips Virtual
Available by reservation
Virtual: Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm PST

Benefitting from embedded digital media content, this walk-through the museum brings Walt’s inspirational message to life. Classes learn about his early failures, the art of animation, storytelling principles, and the technological innovations that made classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Field Trips Virtual
Available by reservation
Virtual: Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm PST
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm

How we travel around the world—in trains, cars, planes, and rockets—has evolved exponentially over the past century as new innovations have been developed. Join us as we explore various modes of transportation, and use colors and shapes to create and design our own scenes with two-dimensional trains

Field Trips Virtual
Available by reservation
Virtual: Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm PST
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm

When creating theme parks, designers and architects apply their creative minds and technical ingenuity to design ambitious projects. Students will plan their own innovative theme parks using creative thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. They will create their theme park’s rides, shows, food

Field Trips Virtual
Available by reservation
Virtual: Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm PST
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm

Walt Disney knew that at the heart of every animated film is a well-told story. Join us on this School Experience as we investigate the basics of narrative structure, establishing interesting and dynamic plots, and creating internal and external challenges that can impact a character’s journey